On Saturday, May 13, 2017, postal carriers nationwide will be fighting hunger for the 25th year. The National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in America, and directly benefits Food Bank of the Albemarle.
All food collected in the area will go directly to those facing food insecurity in northeast North Carolina. The Food Bank of the Albemarle and its partner agencies will be promoting this event on social media, and the official hashtag for this campaign is #StampOutHunger.
In its 24 years, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive has collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food; last year’s drive collected approximately 80 million pounds. Locally, Food Bank of the Albemarle received over 21,616 pounds in 2016, which provided over 18,000 meals to local families facing hunger
To participate, simply leave a bag of non-perishable foods next to your mailbox and your carrier will pick it up when making the mail delivery on Saturday, May 13th. Suggested donation items include peanut butter, canned soups, vegetables and fruits, as well as dry beans, pasta and other shelf-stable items.
For more information, contact Rod Sershen, Food Resource Manager for Food Bank of the Albemarle at 335-4035, ext. 114.